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So, I just got some new icons that look really cool. I have one for Safari, iChat, and Garageband. But I cant drag them into the dock, and if I double click them, it says it doesnt have an application to open it with. How do I apply these icons?
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Right click on the icon you would like to use and select "copy"

find the actual Application (say Garageband) in the Application Folder.

Right click on it and select "Get Info".. or select the application with 1 click and press Apple+I

click on the current icon in the top of the Info window that appears, it will have a very slight blue around it to show it is selected... now press Apple+V (paste)... and close the window.. Viola!

To go back the the default icon... in the get info window, select the icon, then press Apple+X (cut).. or just press the Delete key.
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The program CandyBar makes this much easier if you're doing multiple icons!http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/16010
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YOU can change any icon by going into get info, and pasting the new icon over the old one. Some system icons like the trash and safari require more work to change the icon. Candy bar makes it easy.
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YOU can change any icon by going into get info, and pasting the new icon over the old one.
What file format must these icons be in? GIF? JPG? a.n.other?
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What file format must these icons be in? GIF? JPG? a.n.other?
I've found that pretty much anything works... I have used images directly from the web as icons.
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I've found that pretty much anything works... I have used images directly from the web as icons.
Cool, thanks
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While we're at it...

Does Candybar do anything differently than the usual copy/paste method? Candybar doesn't see my Windows partition volume for some reason so I had to copy/paste the icon for it. I changed the Macintosh HD icon in Candybar just fine. The problem is, when I boot up via Boot Camp and hold alt to choose, only the Macintosh HD has changed, not the Windows HD. Anyone know what else I can try to get the icon to change so that I see it at boot up as well?
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